Cloud Atlas Reviews
Well acted and directed story of how individuals are entwined across time and lifetimes. Great idea but odd execution. It lost me with the constant preaching of altruistic Ideals being the paramount achievement of mankind - which is just wrong.
Again, wonderful in every aspect.
- the diversity in 'costuming' people across the 'ages'. I nearly didn't recognise some actors
- the cast was brilliant, acting good.
- the theme around connection to others, living beyond your natural life, action/inaction with consequences was what kept me engaged.
I thought the film was rather long, so I needed breaks! I do think that it needed to be long enough for multiple story lines to be conveyed adequately.
The ending feels sort of vague, I guess I expected something quite dramatic or explosive.
I think I'd watch this again. There are some awesome quotes that I thought were both moving and inspirational. My favourite was:
"All boundaries are conventions, waiting to be transcended. One may transcend any convention if only one can first conceive of doing so. Moments like this, I can feel your heart beating as clearly as I feel my own, and I know that separation is an illusion. My life extends far beyond the limitations of me."
I'd watch again, if only to clarify bits I failed to follow adequately...